MOSQUITO is the coming of age story of a 13 year-old boy named Cesar, whose awkward bravado and fanciful imagination have earned him the nickname of Mosquito. On a memorable Halloween night in 1974, Cesar will fight to gain the respect of his teenage tormentors.
This 12-minute short film, captures the gritty look and feel of NYC in the 1970's through the kinetic, free camera style of Sundance Cinematography Award winner Ferne Pearlstein. The ensemble cast is led by Alejandro Polanco, star of the critically acclaimed film "Chop Shop" (2007).
MOSQUITO was screened in film festivals throughout the US and around the world, playing in more than 14 festivals in 6 countries and 3 continents – including Edinburgh, Oberhausen and Seoul – and won the “Spirit of Slamdance” Award” at the Slamdance Film Festival and the “Audience Award” at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. It is included in the writer Dave Eggers’ DVD Magazine Wholphin #13.
For more information on MOSQUITO please visit: mosquitomovie.com
You can find out about Writer/Director Jeremy Engle's feature film project THE TEACHER: theteacherfilm.com